James 'JJ" Thomas Jester


February 1, 2023

James "JJ" Thomas Jester, age 62, of St. Marie, Mont., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont.

Family will receive friends with a time of sharing at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, 2 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 3. All are welcome to attend and celebrate James' life.

James was born on Jan. 29, 1960, in Arab, Ala., to parents James Howard Jester and Aldie Mae (Staggs) Jester. He graduated from Arab High School in 1978.

James was a great family man and loving father. He married Brenda McDaniel in 1999 and the couple had three children together, from previous marriages. James was a Navy veteran, who served his country proudly.

James was a social, active man who was deeply involved in cancer and multiple sclerosis awareness for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working. His family and friends will always remember him as a funny and loving, caring person. If you knew James you knew he was a very special person and if he loved you, you knew you were truly loved.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Howard James Jester and Aldie Mae Jester; and brothers Clyde Slaton and Donnie Slaton.

James is survived by his wife, Brenda Jester, of St. Maire; his daughters, Amy Spangler and Amber Goodwin; his son, Dakkota Jester; grandchildren Connar Garza, Bentley Garza, Dillon Goodwin, Braxton Goodwin, and Hunter Jester; his husky, Chinook; sisters Patricia Veeder, Joni Black and Jeni Jester; brother Arnold Jester and a bunch of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Condolences may be left for the family at bellmorutarymontana.com.

The family would like to thank everyone that was part of our lives through JJ's life.

Donations can be sent to The Glasgow Clinic at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, 621 3rd Street South, Glasgow, Montana 59230.


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